Macon Early College, Union Academy spared from budget cuts

Two Macon County School Facilities faced with possible closure due to budget cuts appear they will continue to stay open—this according to Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan who released a revised list of proposed budget cuts Thursday morning. Pending an upcoming vote by the Board of Education, Macon Early College and Union Academy…

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County approves final phase on new pool construction

The final construction phase of the forthcoming pool at the Recreation Park was approved by County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. The last work to be done is the concrete deck for the pool and the contract was awarded to Bates Septic and Concrete Products for $52,022. Recreation Director Seth Adams gave county leaders an…

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Overdose prevention bill passes NC Senate

Legislation that takes aim at a deadly trend in North Carolina recently passed the NC Senate 50-0. SB20, Good Samaritan Law/Naloxone Access, was introduced as a way to decrease drug overdose deaths in North Carolina, which have tripled in the past decade. Last year over 1100 North Carolinians lost their lives to an overdose, while…

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Three SC residents charged with stealing metal press from Highlands

Three are arrested after allegedly dragging a machine weighing approximately 1500 pounds down the roadway from North Carolina into Georgia. On March 2nd, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office noticed drag marks on the pavement behind vehicle with a flat tire on Highway 28 just south of the North Carolina line. The investigation led…

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Abanonded home near Trimont School burns down

A fire that torched an abandoned home near Trimont Christian Academy Tuesday night is being investigated. According to Franklin Fire and Rescue Chief Warren Cabe, the fire department was dispatched to the blaze at 98 Promise Lane at approximately 11:45 p.m. “Upon our arrival the structure was fully involved in fire. The building was basically…

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County adopts oversight board for Cowee School project

As work continues on the Macon County Heritage Center at The Historic Cowee School, county commissioners approved an 8-member oversight board for the project. At their meeting Tuesday, commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the board which consists of Eric Mohberg, Henry Fouts, Betty Waldroop, Bill Dyer, Margaret Ramsey, Bobby Kuppers, Robert Shook, and Sherrie Peeler.…

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